FSD 402: The Business of Fashion

This course will introduce the concepts and decision making for a person in the fashion business. A wide range of professional issues will be discussed including legal issues, taxes, establishing price structures, customer relations, record keeping, financing, trade publications, organizations, advertising, and time scheduling. Students will learn the organization and operation of fashion production including domestic and international sourcing, costing, retail scheduling and forecasting. Students will learn about costing justification, production calendars, quality control, distribution problems, and legal matters. Prerequisite: FSD 306

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